Friday, July 21, 2006

Oh, YouTube

Thank you for giving me the material to explain my love for various non-American musicians to my partners in crime. And for this lovely Smiths clip.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Songs o' the week

1. Sweet Jane- Velvet Underground
2. Mamma Mia- ABBA
3. I Don't Mind- Buzzcocks
4. We Used To Be Friends- Dandy Warhols
5. Oh My Sweet Carolina- Ryan Adams
6. Rebel, Rebel- Bowie
7. This Is The One- Stone Roses
8. Tied Up Too Tight- Hard-Fi
9. Digsy's Diner- Oasis
10. I Believe In You- Kylie Minogue
11. Crazy- Gnarls Barkley

Sub-Culture- New Order
Molly's Chambers- Kings of Leon

Mr. Brightside

His seedy charm aside, there is no way I'd personally pick Eric Roberts over Brandon Flowers. Even in a video.

Jake and Ana in Spain

I am so excited for this album! Hard to believe. Snerk. But look at their costumes! Could they be more fabulous? I think not!

If I were both gay and a man, I would SO be all about Jake Shears. Even as a straight chick, I'm have a fairly purient interest in him. Can't imagine if we 'played' for the same team. So pretty! Also, no one is as fierce as Ana Matronic.

Okay, fangirl moment over. Seriously.

pic from


do I read the Mirror's website daily? Snark like this.

ORDINARILY, when a supermodel is approached in the street by an unshaven dweeb with a dodgy haircut, she calls for help...

But in this case the dweeb is James Blunt and the supermodel is his stunning Czech girlfriend Petra Nemcova, 27.

I can't stop giggling. Unshaven dweeb, indeed.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Sublime or ridiculous?

I want to see pictures of Ashley (footballer for Arsenal- for the time being) Cole and Cheryl (Girls Aloud) Tweedy's wedding, more than I could coherently or rationally explain.

The bridesmaid dresses were apparently orange, with Zebra detailing. I saw a headline entitled, "The Bride Wore Bling." Her dress was something around 200 thousand pounds.

She used Posh and Beck's wedding as a 'how-to' example. Posh wore a corset that knocked her waist down a few inches to 18. David and Victoria sat on actual thrones at the reception, y'all.

Oh. My. God.

There are some things that are so extraordinarily tacky, they venture into the sublime. When I get my hot little hands on a copy of OK! Magazine this weekend, I'll be able to determine if that's the category the Tweedy-Cole wedding fits into. Goody!

All snark aside, though,they are a cute couple.


Charles Pierce is one of my favorite writers. Why? Check this out-

It just so happens that I have a couple of really ugly-ass dogs in this fight over embryonic stem-cell research. Not many political issues are personal with me, but this one deeply is. I have watched slow death from neurological disease once too often in my life to be anything but furious when Sam Brownback, a United States senator to the everlasting embarrassment of that body, pulls out a child's drawing of an embryo with a smiley-face in order to argue his position.

Speaking as one who watched my maternal and paternal grandmothers die from complications from ALS and Alzheimers, respectively, Brownback can step off.

Ass. Smiley faces on the floor of the Senate. Jesus.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Mercury shortlist

Arctic Monkeys -- "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not"

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan -- "Ballad of the Broken Seas"

Editors -- "The Back Room"

Guillemots -- "Through the Windowpane"

Richard Hawley -- "Coles Corner"

Hot Chip -- "The Warning"

Muse -- "Black Holes & Revelations"

Zoe Rahman -- "Melting Pot"

Lou Rhodes -- "Beloved One"

Scritti Politti -- "White Bread Black Beer"

Sway -- "This is My Demo"

Thom Yorke -- "The Eraser"

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Burton and The Killers?

Interesting..... and in somewhat related news, Anton Corbijn, who directed the U.S. video for "All These Things (That I Have Done)," has started filming Control, about the life of Ian Curtis (Joy Division).

From MEN-

FILMING is under way on the movie biopic of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic lead singer of legendary band Joy Division.

On Monday cast and crew descended on Macclesfield, the town where Ian lived before ending his life in 1980 aged just 23.

The film, Control, stars newcomer Sam Riley as the troubled frontman, while Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton plays his wife Deborah Curtis.

It is largely based on the book Touching From A Distance, Deborah's personal account of her life with Ian.

And Deborah, alongside Factory Records boss Tony Wilson who originally signed Joy Division, will be co-producers on the film.